Esperanza Rising

Esperana Rising: Why does the author open with a scene of Esperanza and her father lying down to hear the heartbeat of the earth?

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Because its teaching Esperanza to be still, quiet and patient
Because its teaching Esperanza to be still, quiet and patient
He says that he is teaching her to hear the heart of the valley, but she becomes impatient and gives up. What he is truly trying to teach her is to understand her 'connection' with the vineyard, the Earth, and her heritage. She is too young to understand what he is really about.